Armenian aid groups are appealing to the public for financial support as thousands of refugees flee Artsakh Staff KABC logo

Friday, September 29, 2023, 4:50 a.m

Relief efforts are underway to support Armenian refugees fleeing Artsakh

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The humanitarian crisis on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan is growing by the hour. Tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing the Armenian enclave of Artsakh.

Representative of the Armenian National Committee of America monitor the situation closely.

Nearly 100,000 people have poured into a small town just across the Armenian border, and the country itself is struggling to help arriving families. According to ANCA, further help is urgently needed.

“It is a very small village, and now there is only an influx of almost 85,000 people,” said Arek Santikian of ANCA. “It’s a huge humanitarian crisis.”

“You’re talking about people who set off in a small car with other family members and really only have the clothes on their back, maybe a bag with a few essentials. And lots of children.”

ANCA says aid from the United States only provides about $95 per person to families who have lost everything.

Anyone who wants to help can help Donate here through the Armenian Relief Society.

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